Notes on Major George Priestly and Family

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Hutchinson Directory
1865-1866

Name Street Community County Occupation
Priestly, George Major Waterloo row Fredericton York barrack master

Entries found in Daniel F. Johnson’s New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics pertaining to Major George Priestly.  A treasure trove of information!  If you’re researching the history of New Brunswick then you should check it out!!  Thanks to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick for making it available!!

Transcriptions by Daniel F. Johnson.

Volume 15 Number 1255
Date March 23 1855
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper Weekly Chronicle

d. 15th inst., Charles Gilbert Tisdale Priestly s/o George Priestly and Mary Priestly, age 1 year 4 mos.

Volume 31 Number 1545
Date February 29 1872
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Daily Telegraph

d. Monte Video, in December, of heart disease, ___ Priestly, Esq., M.D. youngest s/o Major George Priestly of this Province.

Volume 32 Number 1744
Date May 7 1872
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Morning Freeman

d. Fredericton, 4th inst., Tuesday 7th inst., Major George Priestly, age 74. Major P. formerly belonged to H.M. 43rd Regt. of which distinguished corps he was Adjutant. For the past 18 or 20 years he occupied the position of Barrack Master at Saint John and Fredericton.

Volume 32 Number 1878
Date May 6 1872
County York
Place Fredericton
Newspaper Colonial Farmer

George Priestly, formerly of this Fredericton city, but lately living at St. John, fell down dead this morn, while walking along the street opposite the residence of Hon. George F. MINCHIN.

Volume 14 Number 412
Date November 13 1852
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper New Brunswick Courier

m. 4th inst., by Rev. Alexander Stewart, George Priestly, St. John / Miss Mary E. GILBERT, Burton parish (Sunbury Co.)

Volume 32 Number 514
Date May 6 1872
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper The Daily Telegraph

d. Fredericton, 4th inst., Major George Priestly, age 74.  He formerly belonged to the H.M. 43rd Regt. of which he was adjutant.  For the past 16 or 20 years he occupied the position of Barrack Master at Saint John and Fredericton.  Funeral Monday 3 p.m. from Indiantown (St. John) on arrival of steamer “Rothesay”

Volume 50 Number 1394
Date April 14 1880
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper Weekly Telegraph

d. Saturday, 3rd inst., atvresidence [sic] of her brother, Dr. GILBERT, Esq., Gagetown (Queens Co.) Mary Elizabeth Priestly widow of late Major George Priestly, age 67.

A fast steamer on the heavily used Saint John - Fredericton route, the Rothesay lasted from 1867 till 1876.

 

Roots Chat entry about George Priestly (with photograph)

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2 responses to “Notes on Major George Priestly and Family

  1. The son of Major Priestley referred to above was Henry James Priestley who appears to have gained his medical degree in Philadelphia and later
    migrated to Argentina; a doctor in Buenos Aires in 1861. His name appears in the Mulhall foreigners Index 1863. Residence : Capilla del Senor, Municipalidad de Exultacion de la Cruz
    He is buried in the English Cemetery, corner of Calles Victoria and Calle Pasco

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